Renesas considers bid for rival Intersil

Japanese chipmaker said to be eyeing $3bn deal for US rival

Abenomics breeds generation of gold bugs

Notebook: The precious metal has emerged as a kind of shiny financial aspirin, writes Leo Lewis

Japan missile to test China’s strategy

Weapon would require Beijing to initiate conflict before landing

Weak Japan growth raises pressure on BoJ

Sharp slowdown points to growing need for demand boost

Japan defence minister swerves Yasukuni visit

Hawkish Inada faces early test of diplomatic skills

DeNA: chain game

The appeal of DeNA is its partnership with Nintendo

Japan’s dilemma stirs political rivalries

Tokyo’s version of ‘get our country back’ is to undo the Americans’ postwar order, writes Ian Buruma

An Everyday story of Imperial folk

Tennis and dancing with the Japanese royal couple

Dentsu strikes $1.5bn Merkle deal

Japanese group agrees biggest purchase since £3.2bn Aegis takeover

Japan emperor to explain wish to abdicate

Akihito decision comes after PM won power to change constitution

Tokyo’s new governor who defied the odds

Yuriko Koike seen again as potential PM after years in wilderness

Toyota to cut costs as yen strength bites

Japanese carmaker pares back guidance

Abe appoints hawkish defence minister

Appointment expected to test relations with China

North Korean missile lands near Japan

Abe chides ‘reckless act’ as weapon reaches Japanese zone

Strange days in the JGB market

Yield on 10-year debt has risen 23 basis points in four days

Abe’s stimulus lesson for the world

Eurozone nations should use expansionary fiscal policy for structural reform, writes Adam Posen

Mitsubishi probe blames failed management

Carmaker missed employee warnings about cheating on fuel economy

Japan’s stimulus package: will it work?

Abe’s fiscal boost is less than it seems but should still lift demand

Japan launches $45bn stimulus package

PM Shinzo Abe seeks to boost country’s struggling economy

Tokyo elects first female to run Olympics

Koike’s victory shows limits of prime minister Abe’s power

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